Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Empire Magazine Movie Poll 2008

Every other year Empire magazine has polled their readers on the greatest movies of all-time. The 2004 and 2006 polls appeared in the March issue of these years and in my May 10 blog entry I commented on the delay of the 2008 poll, promising to keep an eye out— and I have. At long last, the 2008 poll is under way— this time the magazine is choosing the 500 Greatest Movies of All-Time.

Voting closes on September 5 (and apparently you can change your picks if you relog back in). There is a separate login for this poll so you don't have to have a regular Empire magazine user name.

Link to the poll.

I won't reveal my choices, but I will say I skewed contemporary, because in my opinion, a movie poll that's done specifically every-other-year should lean "last decade"— so I went five pre-1998, five 1998-and-onward (with these five ranked at the top).

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. Star Wars (1977)
3. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
4. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Schindler's List (1993)
6. The Godfather (1972)
7. Aliens (1986)
8. North By Northwest (1959)
9. Jaws (1975)
10. Casablanca (1942)

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
3. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
4. Star Wars (1977)
5. The Godfather (1972)
6. Pulp Fiction (1994)
7. LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
8. Fight Club (1999)
9. Goodfellas (1990)
10. The Matrix (1999)

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